Today’s Solutions: June 21, 2024

Germany will invest $95 billio

Germany will invest $95 billion in making its railway network greener

Rail travel emits less CO2 pollution than air or road traffic and Germany is well aware of this. Last week, the country’s railway operator Deutsche Bahn made a commendable move to slash its long-distance rail fares in order to get more people on its tracks and away from fossil-fuel heavy modes of Read More...

Google strikes $2bn investment

Google strikes $2bn investment in renewables energy

As the world marches to ensure a safe and healthy climate for our planet, going green is increasingly becoming a prerequisite for companies to survive in the near future’s business environment. The latest evidence upholding this phenomenon comes from an announcement made by Google last week, Read More...

A Simple Solution: Concrete Bl

A Simple Solution: Concrete Blocks to Store Energy

Investment at the highest levels is taking a new approach to investing in energy storage, showing an understanding of the importance of energy storage investment and in the security of the electricity grid. SoftBank, a multinational conglomerate company, has invested $110 million in a relative Read More...

Why investing in fast-food may

Why investing in fast-food may be a good thing

Social entrepreneurs see the economic upheaval as a chance to go mainstream. Amy Domini | March 2009 issue My friends and colleagues know I've been an advocate of the Slow Food movement for many years. Founded in Italy 20 years ago, Slow Food celebrates harvests from small-scale family farms, Read More...

Carrying the torch

Carrying the torch

How to keep socially responsible investments on the right track. Amy Domini | September 2008 issue Illustration: Neil Webb As I write this column, the Olympic torch is making its way around the world, heading to the Olympic Games in Beijing. For the runners who carry the torch, and many Read More...

The six million dollar men

The six million dollar men

Silicon Valley plans to clean up by investing in green energy. Tijn Touber | September 2008 issue "If the best way to create the future is to invent it, we say the second-best way is to finance it." John Doerr is only half joking. He's one of the most influential venture capitalists in Silicon Read More...

Silent spring, again

Silent spring, again

Speaking up to protect the voices of the wilderness. Amy Domini | July 2008 issue Silence can be a source of healing, a refuge from the stress of modern life, a pathway to enlightenment. Or it can have a more sinister meaning. In 1962, Rachel Carson, an accomplished biologist and popular writer, Read More...

No more business as usual

No more business as usual

How social investors can help bring about corporate and political change. Amy Domini| May 2008 issue As I write this month's column, the primary election cycle here in the U.S. is in full swing. By the time you read this, the identity of our Democratic presidential candidate may well be known, but Read More...

Making slavery history

Making slavery history

Just say no to corporations that use forced, unpaid labour. Amy Domini| April 2008 issue As a responsible investor, I like to think about how I can use the power of my investments to create a better future. I look for opportunities to invest in companies that are rolling out energy-saving Read More...

Waking the sleeping giant

Waking the sleeping giant

How institutional investors can create well-being along with wealth. Domini,Amy| March 2008 issue In 1929, when the U.S. stock market crashed, less than 10 percent of American families owned stock. Today, despite the increasing gap between rich and poor, roughly 50 percent of American families Read More...